I had to translate; not only to post, but moreso for myself, lol.
Tom once went through a bad stage when he thought his life was total shit, and when he looked ahead, he could see nothing, then he looked back and saw his family and a smile started to appear…. He then turned to the right, find his mates were by his side, and the smile grew…. All of a sudden, from God it seems, he met Kirsty, and she took place to the left, now tom knows all he needs and the smile is complete…Thanks to all that pulled me through the bad times and brought the good times back
Let’s take this to the extreme and assume Tom will, one day, become employed (highly unlikely). He needs a CV, right? Under the “languages” section would he put “English and chav” or “English and shit”?
Actually cancel the “English”. Oh hell, just let him go on the dole.
@STC @Bry Agree that Tom speaks like an a-hole and types worse, but the translated message (Thanks Bry) ain’t so bad, is it? I went to a church wedding where the groom said during his vows that with God on his right, his family and friends to his left, and his bride in front of him, his life was complete. I’m not religious but thought it was a sweet sentiment. Tom’s just trying to show, in his demented way, his appreciation for his loved ones. I say let him – he’ll need all the support he can get during his welfare days.
@26 Andy: actually, we Australians can (generally) speak English very well, and our accent is one of the lightest in the world. And we also have one of the best literacy levels in the world, and have the best literacy rate out of any English-speaking country.
@Boz (are you the real Boz?) what I mean is that the Australian accent is very flat, which is why Australian actors can very easily imitate other accents. We are training our “accent muscle” to talk with an accent, rather than say an American who has to “untrain” that muscle.
Well that’s what the husband of a speech therapist told me so yeah…. Oh and in regards to Paul Hogan, I do not know one Australian that has said “throw a shrimp on the barbie”, as we call them prawns.
Yes. I don’t think the Australian accent is “flat”, whatever that means. You clip your vowels (not as much as Saff Ifirikinns though) and nasalise things that were not designed by god nor man to be nasalised. Maybe people from country X will naturally assume that country X has the best accent. Or in your case, the most adaptable accent.
In other news, I’m actually related to some Australians, and my god they’re stupid. Really, really dense. I’m not holding them up as a representative of the entire country, though. You’re welcome.
I agree that people from country X will assume that they have the best accent. And I would suggest that like all English-speaking countries, there are quite a few different Australian accents, some of them being impossible to understand. And yes I know there are some very dense Australians (just as there are dense people in every country), I know plenty of them, and they make me ashamed that they live on the same over-sized island as me. But we have the best beaches.
Thank you Boz, for having an argument completely unrelated to the post with me, it was very enriching.
It’s actually a semi sweet (if cheesy) message.
But the writing… I can just see Tom as some long, lanky git with skin full of pimples, and a face as ugly as sin.
Kirsty is most likely fat, mousey and underage.
@Buddy Christ & @Boz
A sensible and reasoned debate chaps, however may I throw APD into the mix. As an Englishman living in the country in NSW I have to put up with people with Antipodian Pronunciation Disorder all the time. Why does everybody respond with a question?
Awww, I’d always liked reading your posts until you lowered your usual standards and decided to insult the entire Australian population.
We have our fair share of idiots, just like any country (most of them are in parliament). I’m sure even the USA and UK don’t have a higher proportion of idiots, despite the imported crap we see on TV here giving us the impression that they do.
Oddly enough… I’m married to an American who says he was glad to leave all the idiots behind when he moved to Australia. I guess everyone has their own opinion, educated or not
C’mon Boz, leave off the nationality insults and just stick to your usually intelligent posts.
Enough with the Aussie-bashing already (which is old hat anyway as it comes from Deep Jealousy and Resentment on account of sunburnt country, sweeping plains, ragged mountain ranges, far horizons, jewel sea, et al). AS IF all the English were paragons of pronunciation and enunciation!
“Why can’t the English learn to speak?” – Henry Higgins
the ahrdest part about reading something like this is that you spend so much time trying to decipher it, and afterwards, when readng the comments about it, real words like ‘New law’ don’t seem to make any sense until you turn off your ‘dickhead internet speech’ filter…
For those who are taking a swip at the Aussies, myself included, I’d like to point out that you would actually be referring to bogans, or equivalent to chavs. The two actually speak alike. Bogans live in Austraya by the way
I’m British, and sometimes I feel like an anomaly, what with being able to speak and write coherently. Sadly, there are a lot of people like Tom here. However, his typing seems more like “text speak” than any kind of regional slang.
Why are you assuming this twat is a Brit? He could just as easily be an American. Stop being such a bunch of hypocrites. Britain may have it’s fair share of idiots, but you’re not exactly a nation of geniuses either now are you?